Church of the Table will begin meeting on
- How long will the service be?
- A hard hour. Probably. Definitely shorter than or longer than an hour, but not by much.
- Is Church of the Table affiliated with a denomination/tradition?
- Church of the Table is part of the Church of the Brethren denomination which is in the anabaptist tradition, a tradition that focuses on justice, service, and peace.
- Are women allowed to preach/lead?
- Allowed? I'm not sure I understand your question.
- Who is welcome at Church of the Table?
- I feel like you're trying to talk about something without talking about something.
- Will there be childcare?
- Yes. During those first few weeks there will be mature, responsible, background-checked adults who will take care of kids. Kids are also welcome to participate with their parents during the service. A safe, constructive childcare system is a high priority and it will be addressed and developed from the very first gathering.
- Will there be opportunities to volunteer?
- Yes. The first initiative will be to work with adults in the prison system at Cook County Jail as well as adults who have have re-entered into society. CotT is in the process of getting certified to do work within the Cook County Department of Corrections system.
- Is St. John's the long-term home of Church of the Table?
- No – but the leadership and people of St. John's are very supportive of CotT as it births and grows. They will be a life-long partner, but eventually, hopefully, God-willing, we will grow enough to occupy our own space in a neighborhood that fits our ethos.
- Is there a bowling alley affiliated with CotT?
- Glad you asked. Officially, no. Unofficially, CotT folks have been known to roll at Circle Bowling Lanes at 7244 Circle Ave, Forest Park, IL 60130.
- Do you roll on Shabbos?